City of Raymond presents Hinds CC president with resolution honoring Centennial

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City of Raymond presents Hinds CC president with resolution honoring Centennial
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11 September

City of Raymond presents Hinds CC president with resolution honoring Centennial

The City of Raymond presented a resolution to Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse in honor of the college’s Centennial celebration. The resolution, passed unanimously by the Board of Aldermen, was presented to Muse by Alderman Jack Moss on Sept. 9 at the annual Raymond Country Fair.

City of Raymond Alderman Jack Moss, left, reads a resolution about Hinds Community College before presenting it to Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, right.

City of Raymond Alderman Jack Moss, left, reads a resolution about Hinds Community College before presenting it to Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse, right.

The resolution was signed by Mayor Isla Tullos, Moss and aldermen Lou Anne Askew, Aubrey Barnett, Randall Harris and Joey Jamison.

“On half of the city of Raymond, we appreciate all Hinds does for the city of Raymond,” Moss said.

The resolution acknowledged the intertwined history of the college and the city as well as Muse’s tenure as president.

“I’ve enjoyed the 40 years I’ve been here and been a part of the Hinds Community College family. We’ve enjoyed being a part of Raymond all these years,” Muse said

If it weren’t for the City of Raymond’s desire to be the home of a boarding agricultural high school in the early 1900s, there might not be a Hinds Community College today. When the state Legislature opened the door with seed money to create schools to educate rural high school boys and girls, Raymond jumped at the chance.

With its central location and offer of land and other support, Raymond won a county school board’s approval over several other towns in May 1916.  The town issued bonds in the amount of $5,000 and, on Feb. 8, 1917, paid $2,000 to Raymond Mayor A.H. Sivley and his wife for about 45 acres of land, partly within the corporate limits of Raymond, but mostly to the east.

Then with $75,000 in funding from the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, construction began on three brick buildings: a two-story dorm for females, a three-story administration and classroom structure, and a matching two-story dorm for males in that order on a semi-ellipse on the north side of the Raymond-Jackson highway.

Beginning on Sept. 2, 1917, a week before the beginning of the fall term and with no students on campus, the AHS hosted the annual convention of the State Conference of Teachers with attendees allowed to board in the new dorms. A week later, on Sept. 9, 1917, Hinds County Agricultural High School Superintendent W.N. Taylor greeted 117 students.


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Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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Posted by on 14 January

Hinds CC hosts choir reunion honoring the Reeves’

Leslie and Geneva Reeves

Leslie and Geneva Reeves

Alumni of the choir based on Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus are invited to a reunion, on Feb. 14-15, held on the Raymond Campus.

Because they inspired so much devotion, the reunion will salute Leslie and Geneva Reeves, former choral directors from 1956 to 1986. Although all former choir members are welcome to come, the focus, including featured music, will be on the Reeves and their legacy.

Attendees will gather for a complementary kick-off reception from 7-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, in the lobby of Cain-Cochran Hall. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

On Saturday, choir alumni will be invited to gather and sing in Cain-Cochran Hall from 2-4 p.m., and perform an informal concert at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. A banquet honoring Geneva Reeves will be held at 6 p.m. in Mayo Gymnasium.

The dinner will benefit the Leslie and Geneva Reeves scholarship. Tickets may be purchased for $40.

For more information on the reunion, or to RSVP, contact Libby Posey at 601.857.3350 or email For more information on Hinds Community College, visit

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Posted by on 08 July

Annual Hollingsworth gospel concert to benefit scholarship fund

The ninth annual Hollingsworth Gospel Concert, which benefits the Robert Wallace Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship at Hinds Community College, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 in Hogg Auditorium of Cain-Cochran Hall on the Raymond Campus.

The benefit concert was first started in 2004 to help raise funds for the Mike Hollingsworth, a Warren County Deputy Sherriff who was injured in the line of duty. The family saw such great success with the event that they decided to make it a tradition. Currently, all proceeds from the benefit go to the Hollingsworth Family Law Enforcement Scholarship, which ultimately helps a deserving Hinds student attend college.

The family’s scholarship is dedicated to five Hollingsworth men, all serving in some capacity in the field of law enforcement. The student receiving the scholarship must be majoring in criminal justice.

This year’s concert line-up includes the Born Again Quartet from Byram, Jack Hollingsworth from Utica, Hunter C. May from Mendenhall and MS-TN Trio.

The concert is open to the public and the cost is donation only.

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3 Speakers to address graduates May 16-19
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15 May

3 Speakers to address graduates May 16-19

2013 Graduation speakers

2013 Graduation speakers

Two speakers have been named for the May 16 and 17 Raymond Campus graduation ceremonies at Hogg Auditorium in Cain-Cochran Hall. A third speaker will address the Utica Campus graduation ceremony on May 19.

Janet Harris is speaking to nursing graduates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, May 16.

State Sen. John Polk is speaking to all other academic, career and technical graduates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, May 17.

Dr. Robert Smith will speak to all Utica Campus graduates May 19 in the J.D. Boyd Gymnasium on the Utica Campus.

Janet Harris – With 39 years of nursing experience, most of which has been in management at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Baptist Health Systems, Harris currently serves as CNO and Interim CEO for UMMC. She is adjunct faculty, teaching in the Leadership Course, Doctor of Nursing program, in the UMMC School of Nursing, and recently completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in the executive track at the University of Pittsburg. Active for many years in community and professional organizations, Harris recently completed four years on the Congress of Nursing Practice and Economics and as a Magnet Commissioner with ANCC. She currently serves as the president of the Mississippi Nurses Foundation.

Sen. John Polk – Originally from Prentiss, Polk serves District 44 representing parts of Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in communications. In 1974 he and his wife bought their current business, Polk’s Meat Products, Inc. Polk is currently chairman of the corporation. Polk was elected to a four-year term in the Mississippi Senate in 2011. In August 2012 Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves appointed Polk as chairman of the Senate Universities and Colleges Committee. Other committees he has been assigned to are Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency; Education; Elections; Energy; Finance; Housing; and Ports and Marine Resources. Lt. Gov. Reeves has also appointed Polk to the Advisory Board of the College Savings Plan of Mississippi.

Dr. Robert Smith – Smith has been president and CEO of Mississippi Family Health Center, known now as Central Mississippi Health Services, for 50 years. He received his high school diploma from Hinds’ Utica Campus, his bachelor’s degree from Tougaloo College and his M.D. degree from Howard University School of Medicine. He serves on the senior active staff of Baptist Health Systems, St. Dominic Hospital and Central Mississippi Medical Center.pring graduation speakers to address grads May 16-19

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